Adrienne Farricelli

When we think of dog breeds known to pull sleds our first thoughts go to Northern purebred dog breeds such as Siberian huskies and Alaskan malamutes, and perhaps Samoyed, but there are several more.

Interestingly, some of the best sled dogs are mixed breed dogs such as Alaskan huskies (a blend of various Northern breeds often mixed with hound crosses), Scandinavian hounds (German short hair and English pointers crossed with Alaskan Huskies), and Northern Inuit dogs (crosses between German Shepherds, Siberian Huskies, Samoyeds, Alaskan Malamute and a variety of Inuit breeds) to just name a few.